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Reviews the wolfpack 1

The Wolfpack grabs your attention right out of the gate. Its premise is the type that leaves you scratching your head in confusion and looking on in wonder. How could you have an apartment in New York City and never venture outside? What could scare a father so much that he would…

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The new Pixar animation film Inside Out had its world premiere in an out-of-competition slot at the Cannes Film Festival and opened to rave reviews. Directors Peter Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen take their audience on a spectacular trip inside the mind of an 11 year-old girl who struggles when having to move away from her Minnesota home because of her…

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I am not, generally speaking, a SpongeBob fan. Having said that, this movie is quite humorous and in many ways fresh and original. The primary parts of the trailer don’t happen until the end of the film, leaving most of it traditionally animated in the form of the show, but the idea is clever and the execution has the …

Reviews paddington

Paddington is the most British film I’ve seen since The King’s Speech five years ago. I don’t say that disparagingly, either. There is an air of grace and civility throughout and an attitude of ‘if this is what it is, we’ll just deal with it and not make a big deal about it’. That’s certainly at work when no one questions (except one of the children) that …

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Every year moviegoers are treated to CGI-animated blockbuster fare. It’s easy to dismiss it as just the way animated films are done now. However, there’s brilliance and craftmanship in all forms of animation and when it works, it’s perfect. It just so happens that Tomm Moore’s Song Of The Sea.

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I heavily dislike it when a film with so much promise on paper, ends up being a bit of a let down in the end. Romania has a complex history and an even more complicated recovery with democracy after the fall of Ceausescu. Roxanne is inspired by real events in debut director Hotea’s life and the lives of modern day Romanians…

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Stay Awhile is a film about a Canadian super group called The Bells. The story centers on the relationship developed between two of the group members and the rise and fall of the band. The music sounds great but this film feels like a short film stretched out to become a full-length feature film…

Reviews the barefoot artist

It seems that every time I come to review a documentary, I have the urge to expound on the virtues and potential great fortune of the medium. For like any genre of film, documentary has the ability to transcend mere entertainment. Regardless of whether its subject is biographical, historical, or political, it can permeate…

Trailers Pan

No this is not a film about the endlessly sexual Greek god (is that happening ever?), but yet another in a long line of recent forays into the world of Peter Pan. If the many TV incarnations, first…

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In the wake of two stellar and powerful animated films so far this year, The Lego Movie and How to Train Your Dragon 2 comes Big Hero 6, an unexpectedly fun and poignant film that easily straddles the line between character piece and action film, much like The Incredibles did 10 years ago. In fact, that’s not the only Pixar influence to this …

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